Coileanin is a male Collie, approximately 18 months old. Coileanin has now been out on his first really long walk on a extending lead during which he aquitted himself incredibly well. He has obviously been badly treated in the past as he flinches whenever he thinks he might be about to be hit. He was very afraid and agoraphobic at first but, following the example of the other dogs with him, soon relaxed and had a wonderful time.
It is probable that he is unused to being able to run freely outside, and the poor chap doesn’t know what to do with dog toys, balls, biscuits or treats. He is initially nervous of new people but soon overcomes this if there are cuddles to be had. He has a loving, extremely gentle nature and his only real issue at the moment is that he awakens at certain times during the night as he has not yet unlearned his old farmyard routine. He is a really nice dog and it is great to see him becoming more playful as he slowly loses his fears.